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that merits being taken into account in the incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on so many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elected to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country's 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing the economic climate if obama is reelected. do not suggest the gamble shouldn't be taken. rather it is playing with politics might give us cause. what is the history project about a second term for barack obama were he free elective with so few presidents having success in that time in office. one of the challenges that face those that have troubled or failed the second term and would allow others to succeed and can barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents the we did for the quagmire of the second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in the second term doesn't imply that they're one of failures or significant stumbles. some even severe during that then venu
telling me to tell you that it is -- romney didn't get less votes -- fewer than obama. he got fewer votes. >> stephanie: you know who he also got fewer votes than? john mccain. about two million. the guy that lost in the last landslide. there's a little fun fact for you. he is a loser. how about that? >> that works perfectly. any iteration. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. stephaniemiller.com the web site. it is my favorite time of week. it's monday! eric boehlert from media matters from america doing the lord's work as usual. >> eric boehlert. ♪ hurts so good ♪ ♪ come on, baby ♪ >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. i don't know what that means. eric boehlert from media matters. good morning, eric boehlert. i got. >> thanksgiving gift i'm going to send to you. it is the screen shot of the year. picture of bill o'reilly. there are entire media operations that exist to promote ideology. it think is a bad situation that's getting worse. the headline is the far le
,000 rockets in to israel since last wednesday. president obama has been working with world leaders to diffuse the crisis. fox's david lee miller is live in southern israel with the latest on the conflict. david? >> reporter: at this hour, top ministry in israel are meeting behind closed doors to discuss a post-cease-fire agreement. as they continue to talk, the bloodshed continues. in the past if hours, israel continued to attack sites in gazsites ingaza. in total they targeted 1400 sites. among them, a stadium, a sports stadium where the israelis said hamas militants were launching rockets to israel. among the other targets, the media center where they say the militants were using communications facilities to get in touch with people on the ground. in total, more than 100 palestinians have been killed. half of them civilians. among them 1 11 civilians. all of them from the same family. most women and children killed from a single airstrike over the weekend. israel says the strike was the result of targeting the home of a rocket mastermind who was working for the militants. meanwhile, the mil
a step forward and chase what matters. >> before the election some libertarians said obama romney who cares they are big government. bureaucrats. not much difference will one do. one lasting will be obama's appointments to the supreme court. that will effect whether you get hired where your kids attend school, whether you protect yourself with a gun. what should we worry about or be glad about? let's talk to andre nepal tano. should we worry? >> you should worry. i would worried with either of them appointing a supreme justice but i worry far more with president obama replacing retiring justices. let's say custtis ginsburg who is not well who is a serious liberal who is up there in years -- >> we have four justices in their 70s ginsburg and briar 79 and 74 both liberal judges. >> the justice will sit there another 10 years if nature permits it. if president obama replaces ginsburg it will be a person with like mind but they are 40 years his junior. it is a unwell senior citizen for a young aggressive coalition building youngster. that is what you are going to get. you will get someone
to help the fodder in syria, speaking of president obama, placing patriot missiles around the region to take down president bashar al asad's air power as soon as the current missile barrages can be contained. through mr. obama's critics the root of the absence of american leverage in the middle east today is a light footprint that was simply too light. is that shared? you're on the ground. is there a sense that the americans have been not present enough in all of this? >> absolutely. and it's not only that they have been absent, also when they have been present, they haven't been present substantially in the way people in the region would like them to be. president obama came to cairo after he was elected, delivered a positive speech, very much welcomed in this part of the world to re-set relations between the u.s. and the muslim world and the arab world. one of the things that he said that the united states does not accept a legitimacy of israeli settlements in the west bank. here we are four years later settlements have expanded. in the eyes of the arab world this cuts deliver. at
to energy policy? >> to independence on foreign energy sources. >> who will obama a point* to the court? i am told we are going over a cliff. but that does nothing compared to the rate at -- real threat. what will we see? tonight. >> i am ready for the next four years because i have my crystal ball i will see what happens. first pundits will scream about the fiscal cliff a series of tax increases going into affect january 1st unless they work out a deal. they will. i can see it. they will meet, press conferences and predict disaster then reach a deal. it will not solve much but then the media will move on. america will continue to go broke. if i too cynical? and no. worse than that says congressman ron paul. predict the future. >> the future looks good people know that what we have today is not workable but short-term the people will not admit we're bankrupt or on the verge of a major major change in our society. but they will destroy the dollar were reinforced to change our system of financing. it could be big. not quite as bad as the soviet system but changes are to com true bankruptcy m
.s. is closely monitoring evidents to end the bloodshed. president obama spoke this evening with the egyptian president mohammed morsi an underscore necessity for hamas that the united states consider aster rorrist group. mr. obama talked to the israeli prime minister to get update on the situation. many analysts say unless there is a cease-fire in 48 hours it's uncertain there will be an escalation. shannon? >> shannon: david lee miller live in israel. thank you. we are going to look at the reasons that israel is striking back against gaza furiously right now. national security correspondent jennifer griffin puts the story in per speculative. >> the gaza conflict may be phase one as they prepare for strike against iran nuclear program. conventioconventional wisdom isy will strike back. >> our problem is not our border with gaza, but other country's boarder with gaza. access of the arms that come from iran through sudan. among rockets fired at us come directly from iran. we know the hamster rorrist trained with iranians. strong connection. >> they can reach tel aviv and jerusalem from gaza. i
. but first, if you've been curious about why new york mayor mike bloomberg endorsed barack obama for re-election, just take another look at the widespread havoc caused by the frankenstorm benignly named sandy. having surveyed all this damage "bloomberg business week" concluded: "it's global warming, stupid: if hurricane sandy doesn't persuade americans to get serious about climate change, nothing will." well it was enough to prompt president obama, at his press conference this week, to say more about global warming than he did all year. >> i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> but he made it clear that actually doing something about it will take a back seat to the economy for now. he did return to new york on thursday to review the recovery effort on staten island. climate change and hurricane sandy brought naomi klein to town, too. you may know her as the author of "the shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capit
have to win because president obama was so bad. there was no philosophy to it. mitt romney's campaign was kind of the end of the line of the conservative era that began coherently with ronald reagan in 1980. mitt romney was the ultimate remainder man. that's why they have an easier time of dumping on him right now. >> so the clown car has backed up to run over mitt romney. that's the image for the night tonight. >> yes, it is. >> like that woman who didn't like her husband, remember she drove over her husband in the parking lot and drove over him again. i don't want to get involved in that legal case but i do remember the pictures. let's go to john heilemann here. is this the clown car as howard beautifully put it backing up over the guy that outcorkoutdorm and won the election? >> some of these people are not certifiable clowns who are saying these things about romney though i don't disagree with howard's characterization in general. i do think -- >> gingrich -- >> i think it's fair to say that part of romney's problem was that he was really always an incredibly bad fit with the repu
. another question is asean's relationship with the u.s. the obama administration has a policy of working to counter the rise of china. how asean nations take part in that policy shift may have an impact. cambodia isn't the only country to feel the impact of china's spreading influence. economic, political, and military. if asean wants to cooperate with its neighbor on the equal footing, member states need to remain united and work with the united states. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. speaking there to nhk world's phin chanda. u.s. president barack obama arrived here in cambodia on monday evening to attend the two-day east asia summit. on tuesday, he'll hold bilateral meetings with leaders including the prime minister of japan and the chinese premier as well. now, how will the united states respond to the growing presence of china here in southeast asia? well, we'll keep you updated as these delicate discussions continue. i'm patchari raksawong reporting from phnom penh. >>> patchari, thanks. barack obama made history before he arrived in cambodia. he became the first sitting
it the hard way and get beaten when president obama takes this case to the public. >> i was thinking of getting you to do the lottery for me because you called this right. professor peterson, after tasting disastrous election defeat, some conservatives are waving the right flag. take a listen to bill crystal on sunday. >> i believe republicans will yield a bit on top rates. i mean, president obama ran twice on this platform and he won last i looked both presidential elections. i just don't think republicans have the leverage or that it's worth using all their -- whatever leverage they have to maintain rates at 35% instead of 37% or 38%, especially if you can take it up to millionaires. >> professor, first donald trump and now bill kristol. >> number one, the faux love affair with mitt romney is over, martin. it is done. he has dug himself enough of a hole post-election that people are realizing they have to distance themselves from him and his policy. a dirty secret about the loophole piece when you're talking about taxes is the fear that is that there are certain folks who will have
president obama put pressure on the egyptian government. threatening to cut off aid to get them to stop firing rockets? >> they should exert any pressure they can to make sure it doesn't escalate. to a full blown war between the palestinians and the israelis. you know, whatever that takes. now the problem the israelis have is that the rockets are being fired on them from places that they can't reach by flying over in the air. putting them in cool yards where they are surrounded by school children. firing from marketplaces. that are crowded with people. israel has a right to protect itself. sending ground troops in, is the only way they can clean out the nests of the rockets fired at them. you can't blame them for doing it. >> chris: all right. turn to benghazi. both of you held closed door hearings this week with top administration officials. and david petraeus, reportedly said in the closed door hearings that while he always believed that terrorists were behind the attack, that the administration watered down the talking points, that susan rice ended up using because they didn't want t
caught in the cross fire. >>> president obama makes a historic visit to burma urging leaders of the long isolated country to embrace democracy. >>> are you ready for black friday? some shoppers are already lined up to kick off the holiday shopping season but will shoppers spend enough to meet retailers expectations? >>> and nature's power on full display as a massive waterspout threatens to touch down on dry land. >>> this is "the cbs morning news" for monday, november 19th, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, no signs of a letup in the fighting between israeli forces and palestinian militants on the gaza strip. israeli air strikes hit dozens of suspected targets overnight. an israeli missile destroyed two homes in a residential neighborhood, killing at least two children, according to gaza officials. militants fired more than 100 rockets on israel yesterday. peace efforts are under way in cairo. susan mcginnis is in washington watching it all this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the
-- is not a biographer to come on, colby. >> is the obama administration guilty of a cover-up in the benghazi attack? >> i think she knew better, and if she did no better, she should not be the voice of america. . >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received, and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous. >> they're talking about our u.n. ambassador, who could be the president's nominee to be secretary of state. this is about her appearance on talk shows on september 16 following the september 11 attacks in benghazi. charles krauthammer, our friend here, who is off this week -- i think he is in miami traveling -- has been hammering away at this for weeks but he said that it was a funny cover story in the run-up to the election. what do we know about this? .> we don't know yet maybe the intelligence committees have some notion, but we really don't know yet. they are still conducting the investigation within the state department. it seems like there were 85 things going on at once. i am not
mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> so let's talk about how the president is working this right now, andrea. >> well, working this by trying to persuade the president of egypt to please pull back and pressure hamas for a cease-fire. that is where the action is. the arab spring is what changed all of this. all of the elements that tom just addressed were, you know, completely transformed by the fact that you have morsi and not mubarak. so you don't have a reliable dictator or leader in egypt whom the united states can do military to military and diplomat relations with. you have an islamist muslim broth
." with chuck ed todd. don't miss it. nate silver tomorrow. >>> pacific motion, president obama makes a historic visit to myanmar during a tour of neighboring countries. we'll have the latest on his first post election trip and his last one with secretary of state hillary clinton before she steps down. >>> meanwhile, violence continues in the middle east as israel increases attacks in gaza. live reports from there and tel aviv as hopes grow for a mediation effort led by the u.n. attorney general. back at home congressional leaders start a fiscal cliff conversation before a post election vacation. will they have anything to be thankful for when everyone gets back to work and the clock really starts ticking? good morning from washington. it's monday, november 19, 2012, and this is "the daily rundown." no, it's not chuck todd. the president is in cambodia this morning, his final stop on a three nation tour of southeast asia. after wrapping up the first trip to myanmar by a sitting u.s. president, chuck joins us now with the latest on the president's trip. >> well, good morning. i'm here in myanmar,
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of the senate science committee? how about this from the newly elected north carolina governor? >> the obama machine, the ground machine, is absolutely incredible. i saw it in '08 when i lost in '08 running for governor. i was blind-sided by it. this time i wasn't blind-sided, but i still think they have a much better ground machine. >> republicans lost because of the obama machine. it was the machine that delivered 71% of the latino vote, not policy. and how about this gem from tea party senator elect ted cruz? >> the first debate between romney and obama, the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country. and then inevitably there are these mandarins in politics who give the voice, don't show any contrast, don't rock the boat. so by the third debate, i'm pretty certain mitt romney actually french kissed barack obama that night. >> maybe i saw a different debate. kissing aside, i think he's implying that romney was too moderate. that's the real punch line. these guys want you to believe they change, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
and obama will ultimately be the most disliked presidentials in history because of the handling of the economy and only because of that. >>stuart: art laffer, a pretty grim picture but thanks for joining us. now, we are fair and balanced, new democrat network president thinks hiking taxes on high income earners is the way to go. so, welcome back to the program, simon. we have discussed this before. you think raising taxes on high income earners is what bill clinton did in the 1990's and we have been through this before. may i raise a separate concern here for a second. under the president's own plan, we are going do get a total debt of $20 trillion at the end of the second term, that is the president's own plan and that is based on optimistic thinking about economic growth down the road. are you comfortable with rolling the dice and going to $20 trillion total debt? >>guest: let's talk about the fiscal cliff because it is a down payment toward reducing the deficit over all. if we do nothing the plan congress passed last year with lots of republican votes would raise taxes on eve
. president obama's six-hour visit marks the beginning of a new era. but not everyone is celebrating. >>> and vice president biden tours the battered new jersey shore with a promise of unwavering federal support. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> good morning, christine. good morning, everybody. i'm alina cho. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. thanks so much for being with us on this very, very early monday morning. >> it is early. but up first, the bombings and the bloodshed on the rise in gaza. the last day has been the deadliest. 11 civilians, including four children, killed by an israeli missile that leveled a two-story home in gaza city. there's no letup in sight to the violence. representatives of israel and hamas are in egypt separately for peace talks. hamas issuing its demand for a cease-fire. they want israel to end a long-running military blockade of gaza immediately. the carnage from the last 24 hours, arwa damon is in gaza city. >> reporter: the large slab of concrete and mangled metal finally gives way. buried beneath it, another lifeless body.
: president obama congressional leaders came out of the meeting with positive comments. calling business leaders in hopes of drumming up additional support. rich edson with the latest on that. >> one potential this solution would be towed forward to next year to ensure congress acted, to feature benchmarks and penalties, those penalties would be automatic revenue increases and spending cuts. sounds a lot like those in the . a second sequester grabbing traction. while on air force one, president obama called a handful of ceos including warren buffett, tim cook and david diamond and others. the white house searching for support for the fiscal cliff position, tax rate increases to begin in january for families earning more than $250,000 per year. process leadinthe process leadid entitlement reform next year democrats want the rate hike at the first step. they call that nothing more than a political victory addressing the problem. >> the symbolism and gestures as opposed to really trying to craft a good policy. isn't that a waste of time? >> this is only part of the proposed solution to addr
.8%. president obama is still traveling in asia today, where he is calling for continued political reforms. american pilots will vote again on a contract offer from the airline, which remains in bankruptcy. the pilots rejected a previous offer in august. and a quick check of gas prices shows the price of a gallon of unleaded dropped a couple of pennies last week, but is down dramaticaly from a month ago. let's get some trader thoughts now from scott bauer of trading advantage. happy monday morning to you scott. > > good morning angie. > > there is a lot of talk about this fiscal cliff as you know. but i am hearing that traders really believe there is already a backroom deal in the works. > > you know, that is what they say, and i tend to agree with that. there is no way, it's just inconceivable to think that something has not at least been in the works for a while. certainly there are no i's dotted or t's crossed, but something has been in the works for a while. keep this in mind: what's really important - and we saw the start of this last friday, when the two parties sat down with preside
the damage and move forward. >>> new this morning, president obama is making the last stop of his whirlwind tour of southeast asia. he's now attending an east asian summit in cambodia. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the president is making history on this trip. alison? >> reporter: tori, he's the first american president to visit cambodia. here is a look at president obama's arrival for the east asia summit. white house officials say the president had a tense meeting earlier with the prime minister of cambodia because president obama spent most of the meeting raising concerns about human rights issues. president obama received an incredibly warm welcome and as he visited myanmar yesterday, the country had long been considered an outcast. the president praised its progress but made clear that the u.s. support would disappear if the democratic reforms were not continued. >> the flickers of process that we've seen mutt not be extinguished. they must continue and become a shining north store for all of the people. >> reporter: in myanmar president obama met with the r
it will also be quiet. >> israel has 75,000 troops on stand by. >>> new this morning president obama is now in cambodia the third and last stop on his asian tour. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived two hours ago. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintenance. pointing out the agency has very poor performance rates. others would like to see 40,000 low income you
to the middle east where president obama is now in cambodia, the third and the final stop on a multiday and multicountry tour. the president arrived in cambodia at 5:00 a.m. eastern time, and becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit there. while in cambodia, the president is going to be meeting with a leaders at a dinner of the asian summit. and yesterday he made a historic meeting in myanmar where he met with parliament elected leader aun san suu kyi. >> this is not an endorsement of the burmese government, but it is an acknowledgment that there is a process under way inside of that country that even a year and a half, two years ago, nobody foresaw. >> meanwhile back home in washington, congress is off for a week for the thanksgiving holiday, lawmakers are vowing to get to the bottom of intelligence questions in the immediate wake of the deadly attack of a u.s. consulate in libya, including whether ambassador susan rice's so-called talking points were altared the weekend after she gave that announcem of the attack. >> she didn't know anything about the attack in benghazi and
in as an afterthought, saying there were indications of extremist involvement in the demonstration lou: president obama himself has been repeatedly that he considered the siege of the council and benghazi in active terrorism since the day after it happened. soow in the world would he or his united nations ambassador to make this statement on national television five days after the incidents? >> the best assessment is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. what happened initially was it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo. as a consequence of the video. lou: ambassador rice made nearly identical false statements to four other networks the very same morning. three days later on the 19th of september the national counter-terrorism center director, matthew olson, told the senate homeland committee the attack on our diplomatic post in benghazi last week tt took the lives of four americans including ambassador stevens is proof that acts of terror and violence continued to threaten our citizens and interests around the world. why would president obama go in fr
. >> now it is time for the top 5@5:00. president obama the first u.s. citizen to visit burma. he endured years of house arrest to gain freedom. the president vowing to help burma continue it's democracy. >> if we see continued progress towards reform our bilateral sides will grow stronger and we will do everything we can to help ensure success. >> critics say he wthe presidens wrong to visit a country oppressed. >> in a few hours hostess will appear to start selling off access. companies are interested in buying parts of the business including twinkies. hostess had no choice but to strike before return to go work. >>> florida senator making history in the iowa debut. he have the keynote speaker at a birthday fundraiser for governor kerry. he said the fundraiser scored over 600,000 dollars. rubio said his speech had nothing to do with that. >> paula broadwell and her family returned home for the first time since david petraeus resigned as cia director over the extra marital affair. she told friends she is devastated about the fallout but is still being investigated for classified document
with hamas. turkey will try to broker peace, and there's the u.s. president obama is monitor gt crisis from southeast asia cautioning israel against a full-scale ground invasion like t we saw four years ago. >> israel has every rilt to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> we have the situation covered with nbc's stephanie gosk in tel aviv and ambassador mark ginsberg, former u.s. ambassador to morocco who advised president carter on middle east policy. what's the latest? >> reporter: toure, negotiations right now are under way for a cease-fi cease-fire. the israeli cabinet is speaking to discuss possible options. they insist that the rocket fire out of gaza end immediately before they will agree to a cease-fire. on the palestinian side, they want the embargo in place since 2006 dropped, and they want the israelis to stop targeting palestinians. now, over the course of the last 24 hours, even though the negotiations are under way, there has been a back and forth of
, president obama got a warm welcome during his historic visit to burma. but it was a chillier reception in the next stop. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >>shepard: i am shepard smith and this is the "studio b" at the bottom the hour. world leaders trying to hammer out a deal between israel and hamas as both sides pound each other. egypt is calling for hamas to stop the rocket attacks and hamas is demanding israel stock the blockade. president obama called the egyptian president and the israeli prime minister. working out a truce will not be easy considering both consideration each other a terrorist organization. the israeli military reports they stand ready to invade gaza. here is what it looked like on the ground there this afternoon. >> all along the gaza strip outposts have now popped up, with communication centers set up the past 24 to 48 hours and now it resemb
president obama whether he knew about the general petraeus scandal before the election. house committee chair mike rogers said it is possible and said as much on "meet the press." rogers is saying that he is not entirely convinced that the president was not told before election day, because attorney general eric holder knew about the affair months ago. the white house saying that president obama was not informed until november 8th. >> questions c cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. he's, he's on my back about providing for his little girl. hey don't worry. e-trade's got a killer investing dashboard. everything is on one page. i'm watching you. oh yeah? well i'm watching you, watching him. [ male announcer ] try the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. . >>> former cia drirector genera david petraeus has hired top washington lawyer robert barnett as the investigation continues into his career-ending affair. the scandal is revealed lavish details about the lifestyle of a four-star general. a 28-member police escort for instance and exe
, investments for the future. >> and even thousands of miles away it appears president obama is still focused on those negotiations. while touring a royal monastery with secretary of state clinton in thailand the president was overheard mentioning the budget talks to a monk. the president later clarified his comments -- >> he's not any monk. >> no. >> he has some big i vestments in the stock market. >> he later clarified his comments at a news conference. >> yes, we were working on this budget. we're going to need a lot of prayer on that. i always believe in prayer. i believe in prayer when go to church back home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well, i'll take whatever good vibes he can give me to try to deal with some in his back home. i'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with. >> over the weekend president obama spoke with five influential business leaders, including warren buffett and apple's tim cook to get their take on a solution for a long-term deficit reduction plan. >> steve ratner, what's it looking like? the "wall street journal" story talking about a lot o
more taxes -- and that is who should pay more taxes. the tax rates president obama wants does not solve the problem say the opponents. >> we take the president's deal that he has brought to the table. do you know how many days that pays for the federal government? not eight days, not eight months, eight dayless. >>> house minority leader nancy pelosi anticipates an agreement by mid-december but she says democrats will not accept the plan that fails to include a tax hike for the wealthy. >>> an environmental justice group claims that cancer causing dust from the chevron refinery in richmond is linger. five samples contained high levels of carcinogens. a public hearing on pollution control improvements at the refinery is set for tomorrow morning in san francisco. >>> the head of a houston based energy company who's oil platform in the gulf of mexico exploded last week today spoke publicly about the two workers killed in that blast. the explosion happened friday at a black elk energy platform. 11 people were injured. four seriously. two workers jumped from the burning rig in the
to make sure. the united states will be with them. melissa: are we? >> president obama made a statement which any u.s. president would make, we're with you against hamas. he did not make a statement of who should go in. that is in the gray area. israelis are concerned, what would egypt do? we have a muslim brotherhood leader, will he actually actively support hamas or just verbally? also to be seen. melissa: you stay behind all of this iran has a hand in this as well. >> they have been there the last five or six days, there is a consensus amongst analysts that if the iranian regime has been pushing radical, they give them all the support to start showing on israel. they will be retaliating and of course hamas will retaliate. iran is under sanctions, you and i have discussed this for many weeks. i want to pay attention to the israeli conflict. the ally of iran is under tremendous pressure. they want to draw attention to the gaza conflict. melissa: we have to focus on the money angle. what we're looking at right here, we have invested in the iron dome. what does the world think of us inve
big story we're following for you this morning. president obama on the ground in cambodia. the final stop on this three-nation tour of southeast asia. the centerpiece of this trip here is this visit to myanmar. the country formerly known as burma. >> he is the first sitting president to visit there. in a speech earlier this morning at the university of yangon the president offered a hand of friendship from the u.s., as long as the country continues on its path to democracy. cnn's jessica yellin is traveling with the president. she joins us live from yangon in myanmar. this was a historic visit. what has been the response there. >> hi, john. the response has been very warm. obviously the people we're seeing are people who want to come out and embrace the president's message. but he spoke here in this auditorium, at an historic site, to 1500 students and professionals. people who are pro-democracy, advocates, and regular citizens who just wanted to hear his message. he got a very warm reception here and the white house said that he was moved, as well, by the thousands of people who cam
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obama and his organization. this is a time when less than 12% of the entire country is organized. it's about 7% in the private sector, 35% in the public sector. if we were not allowing unions to organize already civil service-type jobs unions right now would be but a 7% sliver of the entire economy. megyn: but the unions maintain and richard trumpka came out, he's the afl-cio president, he said don't be so quick to blame the union. he seems to be defending even the baker's union by saying they use bain-style wall street srul taours who made themselves rich by making america poor he says it was consistently poor management that drove hostess into the ground but the workers who are going to pay the price. >> it's true in every company. people who work for an organization are the beneficiaries of great leadership, they are the victims of bad leadership. that has never -- there is no way in which to create a disconnect between the two. this is a company that has been horribly managed. there is no doubt about it. megyn: when you go through bankruptcy three times. they tried to reorganize
and on "meet the press," a top republican suggests for the first time that president obama may have known about the petraeus affair long before the election. >> i'm not sure the president hasn't -- was not told before election day. the attorney general said that the state -- excuse me, the department of justice did not notify the president. but we don't know if the attorney general -- >> that's new. that's news. the president knew before election day? >> i didn't say that. i said i don't know. >> and governor chris christie brings some jersey attitude to weekend update. >> i do not thank any of the stupid mayors who ignored my evacuation orders, you're idiots! and when you ignore me, it makes you look like a real seth meyers. >> oh come on. >> i'm talking here. >> all right. >> i also do not want to thank the reporters that put themselves in danger. you know, by walking into the middle of the hurricane with their cameras. we don't need you to tell us there's a hurricane. we have windows. >> message delivered. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. no cease-fire and at least 30,000 is
straight day. president obama defends israel's right to self-defense. our correspondents have tlatest from the war zones. >>> could the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal now face prosecution? >>> those red light cameras that target drivers may actually be against the wall. >>> we begin with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> israel launched new strikes this morning. attacks enter their sixth day. >> israeli air strikes pound gaza. >> still blasting away at rocket sites. plenty of civilians caught in the cross-fire. >> also two media centers -- whoa! that was a rather large explosion. >>> hamas leaders demanding israel and its blockade of gaza. >> it's looking more and more like everybody's looking for a way out. the question is in a region like this, can they find one? >>> this morning the president game the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma. >> mr. obama met with pro-democracy activist aung san suu kyi at the same lakeside villa where she spent 15 years under house arrest. >>> paula broadwell at the center of the david petraeus scandal has
. and on the obama side, it was pretty clear his campaign was about the middle class. and every single ad we ran was if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. so i think there was a much clearer lane for us to swim in than on the romney side. were they supposed to defend against the bain attacks? were today supposed to bet -- get into the welfare reform game? it was unclear. >> look, though, you run a superpac. do you think they're good for america? >> no. i think a system where you can give unlimited contributions and in some cases not disclose who those contributions come from is not something that's particularly a good thing for the country. our view is that even though we were against citizens united, even though we support campaign finance reform, as long as karl rove and the koch brothers were going to have hundreds of millions of dollars in this election, we were going to make sure that somebody had the president's back and not, you know, and not just sit on the sidelines while all that money was being spent. >> so that means we now have a bipartisan consensus. because newt gingrich wa
and president obama has offered nothing? i think the american people understand that yes, the president was reelected, but that doesn't mean that he just stays in burma until a decision is reached. you have to be involved and he has to have leadership and he has to show what he would be prepared to do. the house has gone up. gerri: time and again, as i recall. governor pataki, do you so much for coming on the show. always a pleasure. coming up, getting hit hardest from the fiscal cliff. we are teasing the rest of the fiscal cliff. the democrats think they have the edge in talks over the fiscal cliff. is that the case? a political panel is weighing in coming out. gerri: the notorious gridlock escalating with neither side budging over the fiscal cliff. >> we put revenue on the table. significant spending cuts. >> you can't get more options. gerri: a one-two punch, at the end of the year. will washington ever get its act together and what is at stake? bringing in our all-star panel. former campaign adviser to john mccain and doug shown also a fox news contributor. >> there might be a last-
on wall street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos from more than a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act, taxes on income, capital gains, dividends and estates will all go up. and automatic spending cuts will kick in, beginning on january 1st. this week, i spoke with alan simpson and erskine bowles, authors of a deficit reduction plan about what needs to be done. >> you can't tax your way out of this. you can't cut spending your way out of this. you can't grow your way out of this. so grab hold, it's going to be a rocky, rocky road. >> so you're saying closing the loopholes alone brings it to a trillion. >> if you're willing to wipe out all of them, and that may not be political feasible, but you can definitely solve the problem by broadening the base, simplifying the code and getting rid of the tax expenditures. >> it upsets me you're worried
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